PASS supports students who fall into probation or dismissal status. The goal of PASS is to provide valuable policy information, while helping students develop success strategies to get back on track and return to Good Standing. We want students to continue to work towards their educational and career goals at Folsom Lake College.
Being on probation or dismissal should be taken seriously. In addition to meeting academic needs, PASS' holistic approach includes counseling on personal issues, recommending on-campus support services, and providing appropriate referrals to community-based resources. It is the students’ responsibility to check their transcript in eServices after grades post each semester to stay current on their latest term GPA, cumulative GPA, and academic standing.
Supporting Students on Probation or Dismissal Status
PASS supports students who are identified via Early Alert or placed on Probation 1, Probation 2, or Dismissal status. Note: Students enrolled at multiple Los Rios colleges will receive a different academic standing at each campus. Students should address their probation or dismissal status at their home campus. Please note that probation or dismissal holds affect enrollment throughout the district, until the hold is addressed.
Instructors may submit Early Alert referrals as a preventative intervention for students of concern, prior to students falling into Probation status.
Academic Probation and Academic Dismissal (AP1, AP2, AD)
Students who have attempted at least 12 semester units, and whose cumulative GPA is below 2.0, will be placed on Academic Probation 1 (AP1). After the second consecutive semester of a cumulative GPA below 2.0, student will be placed on Academic Probation 2 (AP2). After the third consecutive semester, students are placed on Academic Dismissal (AD). When the overall GPA improves to 2.0 or higher, the student returns to Good Standing.
Progress Probation and Progress Dismissal (PP1, PP2, PD)
Students are placed on Progress Probation 1 (PP1) when W, I, and NP grades are recorded in one half or more of all units in which a student has enrolled. After the second consecutive semester, students fall into Progress Probation 2 (PP2). After the third consecutive semester, students are placed on Progress Dismissal (PD). When the overall FLC transcript has less than one half of W, I, or NP grades, the student returns to Good Standing.
How to Address Your Probation or Dismissal Hold
Probation 1 (AP1, PP1)
Attend a one hour PASS Workshop, discuss success strategies and future consequences
Probation 2 (AP2, PP2)
Meet with a PASS Counselor, complete an Action Plan, submit Progress Report(s), and update your Student Educational Plan
Dismissal (AD, PD)
Meet with a PASS Counselor, complete a Readmit Petition and update your Student Educational Plan
To schedule a PASS Counseling appointment, call (916) 608-6730 or visit Aspen Hall FL1-39 (in Student Services near the Counseling front desk) at the Main Folsom Campus.
PASS Frequently Asked Questions
Academic Probation is when your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 (after attempting at least 12 units). Progress Probation is when 50% or more of your courses received a W, Incomplete, or NP.
Call PASS Student Personnel Assistant, Valerie Chueh, at (916) 608-6730, or visit Aspen Hall FL1-39 (in Student Services near the Counseling counter) at the Main Folsom campus.
Students on Probation 2 or Dismissal may lose their California College Promise Grant. You may appeal your loss of the California College Promise Grant if in the most recent term you earned a GPA of 2.0 or higher and completed more than 50% of units attempted. For questions regarding your financial aid, contact the Financial Aid office.
Yes, students who are on Probation 2 or Dismissal lose their priority 1 registration and drop to open enrollment. You may appeal your loss of priority registration if in the most recent term, you earned a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and completed more than 50% of units attempted.
Academic Probation 1 / Progress Probation 1
Students on Probation 1 must attend a mandatory PASS Workshop to learn valuable information and strategies to return to good academic standing.
If you do not attend a workshop or meet with a PASS Counselor, the probation hold will remain on your account. This hold will not allow you to enroll in classes next semester.
Yes. In addition to the mandatory PASS Workshop, students on Probation 1 may schedule an optional appointment during the semester with a PASS Counselor or any general counselor.
No. Attending a PASS workshop fulfills your requirement for probation 1. However, your academic standing will remain the same until grades post.
Academic Probation 2 / Progress Probation 2
All students on Probation 2 are required to meet with a PASS Counselor and turn in Progress Reports. There may be other requirements assigned by your counselor.
Yes. As a courtesy, the Probation 2 hold is placed on your account after the 3rd week of the semester, to allow time to add and drop
classes. The Probation 2 hold will be removed after you’ve fulfilled the requirement to meet with a PASS Counselor and submit Progress Reports.
Your PASS counselor will review your transcript to determine strategies to improve your GPA and return to Good Standing. There are many ways to improve your GPA:
- Complete more units with a grade of C or better.
- Course Repetition - Repeat courses where you earned a grade of D or F.
- Participate in campus programs and services such as tutoring.
- Academic Renewal - Ask your PASS Counselor if you qualify. See catalog for more information.
- Withdraw from courses early; prior to the last day to drop without notation on record.
Academic Dismissal / Progress Dismissal
Academic Dismissal is when you have a cumulative GPA of below 2.0 for three consecutive semesters. Progress Dismissal is when more than 50% of your courses received a W, Incomplete, or NP, for three consecutive semesters.
You must meet with a PASS counselor to complete a Petition for Readmission After Dismissal (Readmit Petition) form and discuss success strategies to help you get back on track.
Yes, if this is your first semester of dismissal (and you’ve met the requirements to remove your dismissal hold).
If you fall into dismissal for a second or third time, you may be Stopped Out and unable to enroll in classes for one semester. You may still enroll if you show term improvement by fulfilling the requirements of your Readmit Petition form:
- For Academic Dismissal, you must improve your term GPA to at least 2.0.
- For Progress Dismissal, you must avoid receiving any W, Incomplete, or NP grades.
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